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US Congress pushes back as Donald Trump sues over Capitol riots probe
As the defeated president challenges the investigation into the January 6 insurrection by a violent mob of his supporters, a House committee is moving to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt.
US Congress hearing probes misinformation via social media algorithms
The hearing "Algorithms and Amplification", scheduled to go before Congress on Tuesday, is the first entirely focused on social media algorithms and how they may amplify misinformation.
Independent commission will investigate Capitol riots, Pelosi says
The US Congress will establish an independent commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place in January at the Capitol.
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Europe's week: 'democracy is not a given, we have to protect it' says French MEP Loiseau
The political drama in the United States pushed the COVID situation out of the headlines – for a day or two. It also saw some soul-searching over whether the same divisions could be exploited in Europe.
US election protests and the storming of Capitol Hill
Watch what happened as several thousand people gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to protest the electoral vote and cheer President Donald Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud.
In pictures: Guns drawn as lawmakers scramble amid US Capitol breach
Pictures captured some of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power.
US Congress certifies Joe Biden win after Capitol 'insurrection'
The largely routine and ceremonial certification was set to last hours after a group of Republicans in the House and Senate said they would issue objections in certain battleground states.
European leaders condemn 'disgraceful' attack on US democracy
European leaders condemned an attack on democracy as chaos unfolded in a country they once relied upon for global leadership.
Trump promises 'orderly transition' after mob storms US Capitol
US lawmakers were forced to flee after a pro-Trump mob breached the capitol building. After the session resumed, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell condemned a "failed insurrection".
US Congress overrides Trump's defense bill veto in 'resounding rebuke'
It is the first time since Donald Trump became president that the Republican-controlled Senate dismissed his veto.
Donald Trump finally signs $900bn (€737bn) COVID-19 relief package
Some experts estimated that 14 million Americans would have lost subsistence payments if the president had failed to sign a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill.
US Congress approves €738 billion COVID-19 relief bill
The bipartisan deal, which will also fund the US government until September next year, was passed in both houses of the US Congress on Monday.
Trump and US congress in stand-off over aid as COVID-19 crisis worsens
Donald Trump and congressional leaders are trying to pass a new €874 billion package to help the US economy but disagree over COVID-19 testing funds.
George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'stop the pain' of police violence
Philonise Floyd called on the US Congress to "stop the pain" and act on police reform, as he testified the day after his brother's funeral.
Trump has too much power, and it's ruining the electoral process ǀ View
By November, both sides will fear and hate each other just a little more. And somehow, the winner will still have to be the president of all the people.
Florida Congressman wears gas mask for COVID-19 vote
"Members of Congress are human petri dishes," he explained to reporters.
Trump's Senate acquittal is a reminder that impeachment was always about 2020 ǀ View
American democracy is flawed and wounded, but it has still been a check on Trump. And on Election Day, it can be again.
Nancy Pelosi tearing up Trump's speech is the tipping point Democrats need ǀ View
Why was Pelosi so angry? Maybe it was the fact that Trump is totally getting away with undermining the election. Or maybe it was all the lying.
Impeachment says Trump sought foreign assistance in election
The report cited two acts of improper conduct: withholding aid from Ukraine on the condition of investigating a rival, and obstruction of the inquiry.
Hearings reveal extent of damage Trump's inflicted on our national security ǀ View
These hearings have laid bare just how crippled the staff, systems and structures designed to protect our country really are.
Republicans, please don't join in the Democrats' impeachment showboating ǀ View
Republicans needs to stay laser-focused on the goal: to show the American people that they, not Democratic politicians, should decide whether Trump leaves office.
5 things we learned from Marie Yovanovitch's impeachment testimony
There weren't any surprises. But Yovanovitch may have helped Democrats paint a bigger picture surrounding the White House's dealings in Ukraine.
Trump rages about the impeachment process. But the GOP created those rules ǀ View
If Trump is unhappy with how the impeachment process is unfolding, he has mostly Republicans to blame. After all, they are the ones who have written the rules that impeachment investigations follow.
Trump staffers have a choice: Loyalty and maybe prison, or betrayal and derision ǀ View
The emerging strategy of House Republicans to argue that WH advisers went rogue — without the authorization of Donald Trump — to press Ukraine to provide dirt on a political opponent puts Mick Mulvaney, John Eisenberg, Rudy Giuliani and others in a precarious and even life-changing dilemma.
The US Congress’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide goes beyond trying to vex Turkey ǀ View
For years accused of being "gagged" by Turkey, a resolution adopted overwhelmingly by the US Congress to recognise the Armenian genocide goes beyond reacting to Turkish actions in northern Syria.
Hong Kong protesters shouldn't pin hopes on outsiders to solve their impasse with Beijing ǀ View
The decision by the US House of Representatives to pass legalisation tightening up the scrutiny of Hong Kong's autonomy from mainland China could mark a significant inflection point in the continuing impasse between the protestors there and the authorities in Beijing.